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Obituaries - Jess Lester

PLYMOUTH-- Services for Jess W. Lester, 71 of Bowen are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth.

The 26-year employee of the Cudahy Packing Company of Phoenix, Ariz., Died at 5:00 p.m. Saturday March 21, 1987 at his residence in Bowen.

The Rev. Henry Nash will conduct services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home anytime after noon Tuesday. Visitation is 7- 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

He was born July 15, 1915, in Bentley, a son to Kyle and Fannie Mae (Crawford) Lester.

He married Irene L. Fountain, March 23, 1936, in Mt. Sterling. She survives.

Also surviving are Mr. Lester are his stepfather, Gene Garner of Macomb, one son Jesse Lester Jr. of Sutterville, Penn.; two sisters, Bernice Clark of Plymouth and Willia Mae Ragsdale of Augusta; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Shirley Ann Lester.

Following  his retirement in 1983, he returned to Bowen. He was a graduate of Colchester High School.

Contributed by Sharon Kay Foulk

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